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Ban on plastic bags off to a good start despite complaints

SUBANG JAYA: The ban on polystyrene food containers and free plastic bags in Selangor and the Federal Territories got off to a smooth start although some shoppers were annoyed by it.


Education Ministry issues guidelines on lightening pupil’s school bags

PETALING JAYA: The subject of heavy school bags gets serious at­­tention from the Education Ministry which has issued guidelines to help pupils lighten their load.


Malacca bans plastic bags

MALACCA: Consumers in Malacca will have to bring along their own shopping bags after the state government declares a total ban on plastic bags made from petroleum by-products at all supermarkets and shopping malls from Friday.


India ditches heavy school bags

CONCERNED about producing a generation of children with hunched backs and other spine problems, India has denounced schools for making students carry heavy school bags and giving young children homework.


New Yorkers to pay for disposable plastic and paper bags

NEW YORK: New Yorkers will soon have to pay for disposable plastic and paper bags in a city that consumes billions of them each year.


Don’t leave bags unattended at shopping malls, public advised

KUALA LUMPUR: Don't leave your bags unattended at shopping malls - that is the advice of the Dang Wangi police.

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Foreign worker who published book started by scribbling poetry on bags of cement

SINGAPORE: Angry at a former boss for threatening to cut the workers' pay, Bangladeshi construction worker Md Mukul Hossine started scribbling poetry on the bags of cement he was carrying in 2014.

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Carriers cracking down on overweight carry-on bags

Clad in black jackets with tags that say “airline baggage checks”, they are stationed outside the glass doors which lead into the departure lounge. Their job is to keep a lookout for air travellers with a weight issue – carry-on bags that are too heavy.


Body of teenager found chopped up in plastic bags

TANGKAK: Police have found the chopped-up body of a teenage boy in five plastic bags near Kampung Kesang Laut here.


Fake branded bags and accessories worth RM12,000 seized in Penang

BUTTERWORTH: A total of 2,442 fake branded bags and accessories worth RM12,000 were confiscated during a raid at a two-storey wholesale centre in Bandar Perai Jaya, here Tuesday.